Monday, January 29, 2007

Symantec, Altiris, and the field.

Does anyone know the amount of systems management vendors in business, how many are up and coming, how many have vanished and how many have gone open source ?
Symantec acquires Altiris

And who makes up the top 5 these days? IBM, HP, CA, BMC and now Symantec?

Every time I check out a VC site I find at least one 'management vendor' and let's check out this list from Accel Partners
* Broad Jump (Acquired by Motive, listed below)
* Hyperic (Recently went open source)
* Mendocino Software
* Motive
* Remedy ( Acquired by BMC )
* Wily ( Acquired by CA? )

And to pick another random VC, Mayfield Fund
* IT Groundwork - Open source systems management (nagios ;)
* Cemaphore
* Centrify
* ... getting tired of this ;)

Get it. There are a lot of them, and managing systems is important. There are a lot of ways to do it, and many projects and products are willing to help you ;)

2 comments:

EGM said...

Don't forget about Quest Software. Not many half a billion dollar software companies left in this space. As you noted, there is a lot of consolidation going on.

Richard Friedman said...

Absolutely, I have used JProbe, Toad, and other Quest products.